This contemporary living area dazzles with plush cream white furniture and a variety of throw pillows. Pedestal glass stands line the walls with silver vases and brilliant greenery, which brings in a unique pop of color to the space. The tray ceiling features extravagant crystal chandeliers and large art pieces add a textural interest.
Deep, wine-colored walls, along with the rust-hued velvet sofa, ottoman and coordinating accent pillows, give this living room a rich, contemporary feel. A metal tripod side table keeps things simple, holding only a vase and glass jar, while a traditional portrait, done in oil, and two botanical prints add interest on the wall.
Grounded in a neutral palette, bright accent colors pop in this inviting space for abounding visual interest. Blue patterned pillows stand out against the brown sofa while glass buffet lamps with colorful lampshades frame a simple black console table. A bold orange centerpiece in a green vase draws the eye to the interesting wood coffee table.
The entryway is a simple, homey landing pad. We reframed the raw silk floral art we found in another part of the house to give it the presence it deserved - front and center! Natural materials and candles and the vases that look like beach glass, give this entry the feeling of the ocean.
One of the best investments you can make in life is a sofa with good bones like this teal blue tufted beauty. As seen on HGTV's Secrets of a Stylist, this living room also features an eclectic mix of accessories, including a horse figurine and a white vase full of roses, atop a glass coffee table.
Recalling the international bazaars of the homeowner's travels, the fireplace is dressed with a white traditional African headdress, sourced at a local flea market, and matching white baskets and vases. A solid walnut built-in media cabinet below the TV adds function, gravitas and warmth to the color scheme. The glass topped coffee table keeps the center of the design light.
The white walls and wood floors of this hallway are given a contemporary flair with a display of art. A thin, gold table holds a circular flower vase and covers a crystal formation. Three glass cases display matching purple, pink, orange and neutral diamond cut-outs in rows. A yellow slate is covered in black font words and numbers to finish the art display.
Carefully placed translucent accents in the bar area play up the modern design of the kitchen and give the space a more pristine aesthetic. The white countertop, walls and cabinetry showcase each decorative item of color, such as the gold drinking glasses on the table and the orchid plant in its gold vase. The lucite barstools also complement the look.
This modern, circular white table sits in front of a large three-sectioned window providing ample natural lighting for the room. Two brown office-style chairs sit at the table facing the back porcelain vases on the table. The light floor and walls gives the room a bright and awake atmosphere. A rounded corner triangle glass table displays blue decorations adding light color to the room.
The white walls and hardwood floor in this hallway are decorated with a contemporary art display. A thin gold table covers a large crystal formation and supports a circular flower vase. Pink, orange, purple and neutral diamond cut-outs in direction changing lines are mounted in glass cases next to a yellow panel with black words and numbers.
To add more personality and color to the space, this kitchen's blue retro-style double ovens were installed to give the homeowner plenty of ways to prepare meals for guests. The vent-a-hood above the ovens has scalloped edges, adding personality to an ordinary kitchen appliance. The glass front cabinets allow the homeowner to display her colorful dishes, while the counter is home to unique, colorful items such as a striped utensil holder and a yellow vase.
“The black glasses were my grandmother's and the inspiration to go with more non-traditional colors,” says Corey Willis of Hey There, Home. The clever design uses houndstooth wrapping paper in place of a table cloth, keeping cost—and laundry!—to a minimum. “The black-and-white paper made for the perfect backdrop for the pops of color I added by simply filling vases with inexpensive ball ornaments in fun colors.”
When creating a holiday arrangement, look no further than what you may already have in your home. "The inspiration for this design came from the need to create a transition from the kitchen to the dining area and incorporating a common household item: coffee beans," says Carrie Koller Waller. The team uses glitter branches, coffee beans, cylinder vases, pillar candles and various ornaments to form this festive arrangement. "The coffee beans not only tie in the homeowner's love for coffee, but they also add a neutral color, give height to the candles, weight the vases and provide a great alternative to glass beads or rock fillers." Photo courtesy of Whimsical Gatherings; photography by Meggie Velasco
Designer Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design, based in Nashville, Tenn., recommends using coffee tables with multiple levels for displaying items. This one, from Lillian August, a fine home furnishings retailer, is a brass table with a shagreen base and a top shelf made of glass with silver leafing on the backside. You can find a similar two-level design and mix of metals in tables priced for your budget. A mix of glasswork, vases and urns give it a glamorous feel, while the bust on a lucite base brings a rustic nature to the coffee table vignette.